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Smith Co. officials searching for man who reportedly burglarized a Whitehouse home

Smith Co. officials searching for man who reportedly burglarized a Whitehouse home

The Smith County Sheriff's Office is investigating a March burglary that happened in the Whitehouse area. According to officials, the homeowner determined that among the items taken was a bank card.
One vehicle wreck knocks down power lines in Longview

One vehicle wreck knocks down power lines in Longview

A one vehicle wreck knocked down power lines in Longview Thursday morning. Longview Police tell KETK, the accident happened on Booker Street. No one was injured in the crash.
Shuttle's 'shuttle' gets new home

Shuttle's 'shuttle' gets new home

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; the Boeing 747 jumbo jet that ferried dozens of space shuttles from landing sites in California and New Mexico back to Florida will be moving from its current spot in a remote part of Ellington Field to its n
Ex-Astro says police ruined pitching career

Ex-Astro says police ruined pitching career

The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Brandon Backe's once-promising career as an Astros pitcher took him to the World Series in 2005, but in 2009 his skill had deserted him and he was in constant pain.

Racing against the odds

Steve Torrence from Kilgore has been drag racing since he was 15 years old, and last weekend he set a track speed record at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

IT'S POLLEN SEASON: Some local businesses profit from pollen

Spring time in East Texas means pollen makes it's annual appearance, dusting the ground and everything on it with a pale yellow glow.  James Wilhite, owner of Wilhite Landscaping, is no stranger to plants or pollen, "You
Yu Darvish to start Sunday at Tampa Bay

Yu Darvish to start Sunday at Tampa Bay

Texas Rangers ace Yu Darvish will start Sunday against the Tampa Bay Rays, manager Ron Washington said.
ETX thief caught hiding stolen merchandise in crotch area

ETX thief caught hiding stolen merchandise in crotch area

Authorities busted an East Texas man trying to steal merchandise after he tried to hide it in his crotch Monday afternoon.
Crew chief pushes Dale Earnhardt Jr. to top of standings

Crew chief pushes Dale Earnhardt Jr. to top of standings

Two weeks after losing the points lead, Dale Earnhardt Jr. reclaimed it. Earnhardt has a win and is at the top of the NASCAR Sprint Cup points standings as the series comes to Fort Worth this week for the Duck Commander 500.
Clowney impressive in his pro day; Will Texans draft him?

Clowney impressive in his pro day; Will Texans draft him?

The Texans have a franchise-changing choice to make and Jadeveon Clowney didn’t make their decision any easier Wednesday.
Wood County plans several events for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Wood County plans several events for National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and several events have been planned.

Mechanic crushed by dump truck in Longview suffers serious injuries

Emergency crews responded to a major accident involving a mechanic and industrial vehicle in southeast Longview Wednesday afternoon.
REPORT: Officials find gun linked to murder of Kaufman Co. assistant DA

REPORT: Officials find gun linked to murder of Kaufman Co. assistant DA

Law enforcement officials recovered a gun from Lake Tawakoni allegedly used to kill Kaufman County District Attiorney Mike Hasse.